Monday, April 19, 2010

Queer Musings Muttered Quietly

For if a man muses on a blog, and no one reads it, his musings must at the least be considered quiet. And I like the symmetry.

Anyone with a semi-intelligent opinion is welcome to offer said opinion for the low price of a piece of interesting trivia. Id est: "the two angels on either end of the slab in Christ's tomb should put us in mind of the cherubim on the ark," or "the aardvark has a tongue that can be up to eighteen inches long, and is one of the fastest digging animals on the planet."

1. Numbers 12:14: "If her father had but spit in her face..." Of all the various ways to be unclean, why did God choose to use this one?

2. Leviticus 14:7: "and shall let the living bird loose in the open field..." What is the bird symbolic of?

3. Genesis 24:2: Why is the hand put under the thigh when the oath is being made?

4. What is the significance of the red with Esau, with Perez and Zerah (Genesis 38:27-30) and with Rahab? And are they linked?

Depending upon the response, I may use this as a forum for questions more often.

Jesse Broussard

P.S.: A Wodehouse Book Dedication, The Heart of a Goof: "To my daughter Leonora: without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time."

1 comment:

Bobbi Jo said...

Well, I check back to see what comments there have been on these verses, but alas and alack, everyone else must be as mystified as you are, Jesse.

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